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Winter warmer: An e-bike trailer that serves a hot brew on the go

What better e-bike accessory at this time of year than a trailer that doesn’t just carry your stuff, but makes a fresh brew on the go? The towing ability of e-bikes inspired us to equip a trailer with a gas hob, fridge and a small kitchen sink. And on top of that, the steampunk-styled aluminium trailer boasts 100 litres of storage…

David vs Goliath: Could e-bikes defeat the urban car?

As the auto industry weans itself off fossil fuels and seeks reinvention via electrification and driverless tech, might the car lose its personal mobility crown to the humble e-bike? E-bikes might be cheaper to buy, run, park, insure and maintain than cars, but their widespread uptake faces an uphill battle that even the most powerful electric motor would struggle to…

The electric car with a removable battery charges like an e-bike

What if you could remove the battery from an electric car and carry it inside to recharge? One of the reasons electric bicycles make so much sense is that, unlike electric cars, they don’t rely on widespread charging infrastructure; e-bikes have removable batteries that can be replenished via a household socket. Most electric cars have batteries that are too heavy…

E-bike flat battery? Don’t worry, we’ll rescue you

It’s an unfortunate fact of life; bicycles can break down. Even the shortest journey comes to an abrupt halt if you can’t fix a flat tyre, broken chain or buckled wheel at the roadside. It’s why 30 years ago we launched Cycle Rescue  – the first breakdown cover policy for bicycles. ETA Cycle Rescue covers e-bikes, too. If you ride…

An electric car that’s less than £6,000 and costs £1 to charge

How much car do you really need? The average car spends 97% of its life parked and when it is being driven, 25 per cent of trips are under 1 mile, and 71% under 5 miles – most of those with only one or two people onboard. As the world’s cities wake up to the fact they need to dramatically…